How to open a Word 2003 from a Word 2010 document? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello, I am a transcriptionist and I use a word expander but it only works in Word 2003. I have some documents from a new client who uses Word 2010. When I get the files I need to open them in Word 2003 because I need to type in using my word expander.

    How do I open a document that is sent to me in Word 2010 but open it in Word 2003?


    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 4:11 PM


All replies

  • Hi,

    There is a special add in you can use to open office 2010 files in 2003. Have a look here:



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    • Proposed as answer by Mattbball Wednesday, March 4, 2015 2:40 AM
    • Marked as answer by kathyerine Wednesday, March 4, 2015 1:44 PM
    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:11 PM
  • Actually, someone is sending me a document in Word 2010 but I need to open it in Word 2003. I need the older version.  Will your suggestion work to open 2003?
    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 12:13 AM
  • Hi there,

    The suggestion that Maurice provided will fix your issue.

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 2:40 AM
  • Thank you!
    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 1:43 PM